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Merry Christmas Everyone!
It’s that special time of the year when people are a little nicer to one another. Well, unless you’re at the mall. Then all bets are off.
Seriously, today is Christmas Eve, and I have so many blessings in my life. And if you are reading this post, one of them is you. I am so grateful you are part of my life. Your love and support means more to me than I can ever tell you.
2015 has been a busy year. Things haven’t gone quite as I’d planned, but that’s how life works. My every day job has been pretty hectic. I’ve had a couple of big projects and commitments that took up a great deal of time and energy. But they I really enjoy the work, and what I do helps people take better care of our veterans.
In October, I was elected to our condo’s Board of Directors. I’d been asked to fill in for a vacancy that came up on the Board, and I said yes. I believe it is important to be involved in the community, and I want our home to be the best it can be. I’m just beginning to learn how much goes into managing a building as large as ours.
The one thing I have not done this year is publish a new story. It’s been over a year since Sharing Heart was released. My goal was to publish two novel-length works this year, but that isn’t going to happen. I am nearing completion on one of my three current works in progress. And I have several other story ideas I’ve tucked away for later. So, don’t give up on me. I’m just progressing more slowly than I’d intended. I hope you’ll find it worth the wait.
Again, Merry Christmas! Thank you for being a part of my life. I wish you a safe and happy holiday.
Hugs, and Love,
<spoken in my best Paula Deen voice>
It is only a couple of days until Thanksgiving. And although I’m not a fan of the cold front that has moved through Atlanta, I do realize the chilly temperature ranks pretty small in the grand scheme of things. This is especially true when I stop to count the many blessings in my life over the last year.
My first novel, Stubborn Heart, was published in April. It’s hard to believe that was seven months ago, yet sometimes it seems like forever. Sales have been good, and I continue to see new reviews pop up on Amazon and Goodreads. The reader feedback has been such a positive affirmation, since I sometimes still have trouble believing people want to read my work. I am thrilled that Dreamspinner Press has agreed to publish Sharing Heart, the sequel to Stubborn Heart.
Last month, I self-published Pick Up, a short story about a happily coupled man who goes out in search of a little excitement. It’s a fun, steamy little story that I had a blast writing. The whole self-pubbing thing was a new experience. I learned a great deal. If I decide to self-publish more works, there are definitely a few things I’ll do differently, but it was fun trying something new.
On a personal note, Andy and I celebrated out nineteenth anniversary in August. I could not ask for a more supportive partner. He has been right there beside me every step of the way through job changes, graduate school, and now writing. And of course all the personal stuff along the way. Relationships are a give and take thing, but I’m sure he gives far more than he takes.
The last thing I want to mention is you. That’s right, you. The wonderful person who took a few minutes out of their busy day to read my ramblings. I really appreciate you. No matter whether you are family, friend, fan, or a little of all three, you are important to me. You are part of a magnificent network of people that nurtures and inspires me. My life would be lacking if you weren’t part of it. So, during this holiday season, and always, I am thankful for you.
Hugs and best wishes,